Latest Midwest Airlines Inc. Stories

2008-09-30 15:00:39

By TOM DAYKIN Starting Wednesday, Midwest Connect customers will be flying on new aircraft that come with badly needed cash for the airline's corporate parent. The first group of a dozen Embraer 170 jets, leased from Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings, will begin flying Midwest Connect routes. The airline on Monday provided a sneak preview of the new aircraft, which will be phased into the flight schedule through Nov. 15. Republic, to secure the 10-year lease, is providing a...

2008-07-31 03:00:32

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 31--Midwest Airlines Inc.'s flight attendants union will have no further discussions with company executives about possible wage concessions unless Midwest agrees to a major change in its bargaining stance, the union's president said Wednesday. The Association of Flight Attendants' Midwest chapter is seeking a severance package for flight attendants who are facing layoffs as the airline substantially cuts service in September, said Toni...

2008-07-08 15:00:36

By TOM DAYKIN Midwest Airlines Inc.'s flight attendants would earn less than their counterparts at the affiliated Midwest Connect regional carrier if the airline enacts proposed wage cuts that it says are needed to help avoid a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Midwest flight attendants, now earning $17,000 to $39,000 annually, would find their pay cut to $13,000 to $25,000, representatives of their union said Monday. The airline is basing its wage cut proposal on the median hourly wages...

2008-06-14 15:00:00

By TOM DAYKIN Oak Creek-based Midwest Airlines Inc., facing record prices for jet fuel, is working on a comprehensive restructuring plan that could result in additional service and job cuts. Midwest has hired aviation consultant Seabury Group to help create the plan, according to a memo to employees from Chairman and Chief Executive Timothy Hoeksema. He told employees the restructuring work will be completed within several weeks. Midwest and other airlines "are facing extremely...

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